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Using the GRADE system to review new evidence

Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk Should Drive Screening

Panel issues weak recommendations for options in adults aged 50 to 79 years with no prior screening
There seems to be a 20 percent diagnostic error rate with use of non-sex-specific amnestic mild cognitive impairment diagnostic criteria

Sex-Specific Criteria May Up Accuracy for Diagnosis of aMCI

Non-sex-specific criteria less accurate for diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery; for pregnant women at increased risk for preterm delivery

Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy Not Advised

USPSTF finds no net benefit from screening among those not at increased risk for preterm delivery
Universal screening for autism spectrum disorder is feasible in a pediatric primary care network

Universal Screening for Autism Feasible in Pediatric Network

Sensitivity of 38.8 percent found for M-CHAT/F; specificity lower in children of color, lower-income households
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends using a urine culture to screen pregnant persons for asymptomatic bacteriuria (Grade B recommendation) but does not recommend screening nonpregnant adults. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screening in Pregnancy

No net benefit seen for screening, treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria for nonpregnant adults
For patients with colorectal adenomas

High-Intensity Surveillance of Colorectal Adenomas Modeled

Model shows high-intensity surveillance could provide modest, clinically relevant benefits at acceptable cost
Cancer diagnosis is less likely in patients not attending referral appointments for suspected cancer

Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death

U.K. study reveals that more than 5 percent of patients skip their urgent referral appointment
Most hospitals and physician practices are not screening for five key social needs associated with health outcomes

Many Hospitals, Practices Not Screening for Social Needs

Screening for all five social needs reported for 24.4 percent of hospitals, 15.6 percent of practices
Adults aged 65 years and older should undergo annual cognitive health assessments to improve recognition of mild cognitive impairment

Seniors Should Undergo Annual Cognitive Health Assessment

After MCI diagnosis, patients should be counseled on treatment options; support needed for partners
Screening for breast cancer in men has increased over time

Screening for Breast Cancer in Men Has Increased Over Time

Risk higher for older age, Ashkenazi descent, genetic mutations, and personal, first-degree family hx